Healthcare Forum 2016
Globalisation looms large as we embraced the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which came into effect in January, and now we stand at the threshold of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in many aspects ready to become a part of this comprehensive trade agreement. What do these developments augur for our local healthcare industry?
Malaysia, together with Singapore and Thailand offer world-class private healthcare to cater not just to ASEAN’s rapidly growing population, which the public healthcare system in most member countries are struggling to cope with, but also global citizens looking for high quality medical care at affordable costs in comparison with developed nations. The healthcare demand picture is equally rosy domestically. Malaysia’s healthcare spending is estimated to rise from $13.7 billion in 2013 to $22.9 billion by 2018, driven by the spread of lifestyle diseases resulting from rapid urbanisation; increasing percentage of elderly population; and growing awareness of and access to healthcare services.
Against this backdrop of strong demand, we need to consider the constraints of acute medical personnel shortage, the challenge of financing universal healthcare and the impact of increasing private equity, as well as the possibility of higher drug costs arising from TPPA membership.
The purpose of the Healthcare Forum 2016 is to serve as a stakeholders’ discussion platform, bringing together hospital operators, healthcare practitioners, consultants, financiers, insurers, suppliers, researchers, industry leaders and policy makers as well as other related professionals to deliberate on how we can best capitalise on globalisation to further develop our healthcare industry taking into consideration the accompanying constraints and challenges.
- Gain insights into the healthcare industry’s potential in Malaysia and beyond from both the public and private perspectives, which will assist in your organisation’s strategic planning
- Learn about the key trends, opportunities and challenges to look out for in Malaysia’s increasingly globalised healthcare industry
- Get updates on technological and R&D advancements in preventive medicine as well as primary, secondary and tertiary care to address non-communicable and aging diseases
- Benefit from the experience and expertise of highly knowledgeable and experienced role-players to gain fresh insights and perspectives on the key concerns and questions highlighted
- Opportunity to broaden your network and form synergistic partnerships with like-minded professionals and organisations